By Chris Nomjov
Prior to kick off of yesterday’s friendly loss to Uganda in Uyo; the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed that it has approved a two year contract tabled before coach Stephen Keshi.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick speaking to newsmen in, Uyo, Akwa Ibom on Wednesday revealed that the 53-year-old- though has yet to sign the dotted lines- now has a new two-year contract approved.
“Keshi has not yet signed a new contract (as Nigeria coach). We had an executive committee meeting of the NFF (on Wednesday) and the technical committee submitted a report on Keshi’s contract situation,” Pinnick said.
“The contract has been approved (by the executive committee of the NFF) and we are good to go.”
Keshi is now expected to sign a new deal in the coming days.
In what has been a melodramatic contract tussle, think will be the second time that the NFF would be offering former Super Eagles player, Keshi, a contract. The first offer was hugely criticised by Keshi’s camp; few days after he had unsuccessfully applied to be the coach of Burkina Faso.